Elma Public Library

Elma Public Library
Library Info

1860 Bowen Rd.
Elma, NY 14059
United States

Fax: 716-652-0381
Thomas Carloni, Director

Located on the corner of Bowen and Rice Roads, east of Route 400. Wheelchair accessible. Parking lot and book drop available.

Public Access Computers: 14 computers, networked, including 3 laptops, printing 10¢ per B&W page, 25¢ per color page, flatbed scanner, Microsoft Office Applications, Internet Access, Misc. "What can I do at a Public Access Computer?"

Wi-fi available.

Meeting Room, capacity 60. Copy machine, copies 15 cents each.  Click here for Meeting Room Policy & Application

We offer Notary Services. Please call ahead to confirm Notary is available.

What's Special About the Elma Library

Local History Collection


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You'll now be able to borrow a variety of non-traditional materials from the Elma Public Library!  We have a GoPro camera, a portable record player, musical instruments, robots, and more!  Click here to see the full list. 


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The Elma Public Library is a member of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.

Elma Public Library

What's new in the library?

 The Elma Public Library is open for in-person browsing!  Facial coverings are optional for all vaccinated patrons.  All non-vaccinated patrons are required to wear a facial covering when in the library.

 Our Open Hours are:

Monday 12 - 8pm

Tuesday 10am - 6pm

Wednesday 12 - 8pm

Thursday 10am - 6pm

Friday 10am - 6pm

Saturday 10am - 4pm

Closed Sunday


Ongoing Summer Events

  • Preschool Summer Fun Club - Tuesdays at 10:30am from July 6th to August 10th.  For ages 31/2 to 51/2.  This year's summer theme is "Tails & Tales."  Join us for animal-themed stories, crafts, games and more!  Please register by calling 652-2719.
  • Vacation Fun Club - Starting Wednesday, July 14th at 6:30pm.  For kids entering grades K-3.  Join us for crafts, games and stories all summer long!  Please register by calling 652-2719. 

June

  • Cults, Sects, & "Fringe Groups" in American History - Monday, June 21 at 2:00pm.  We're streaming LIVE University Express classes here at the library!  Exclusive, focused social groups with aberrant or theological ideologies are common throughout history.  Why do people join such organizations?  Presented by Phillips Stevens, PhD, associate professor of Anthropology emeritus, University at Buffalo, SUNY.  This Erie County Department of Senior Services University Express program is provided for patrons age 55 and over.  Registration is required.  Call 652-2719 to register.
  • Inside the White House - Tuesday, June 22 at 2:00pm.  We're streaming LIVE University Express classes here at the library!  The White House is an enduring symbol of the United States.  For over 220 years, it has served U.S. presidents as a home, office, and stage.  Learn about the history and roles of the White House and explore how the building has changed over time.  Presented by Courtney Speckmann, Board Trustee, Buffalo Presidential Center; Director of Education, Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park.  This Erie County Department of Senior Services University Express program is provided for patrons age 55 and over.  Registration is required.  Call 652-2719 to register.
  • Summer Kick-off Concert with Glenn Colton! - Thursday, June 24 at 3:45pm.  Join the fun and put on your dancing shoes!  Author, songwriter and children's entertainer Glenn Colton will be kicking off our summer at the Elma Library with a family-friendly concert for all ages!  Mr. Incredible will be making a special appearance before the concert!  Space is limited and registration is required.  Facial coverings are optional for all vaccinated patrons.  All non-vaccinated patrons are required to wear a facial covering while attending the event.  If you'd like, you can bring some lawn chairs and/or blankets to sit on for the concert.  Call 652-2719 to register.  Funding for this program is provided by Buffalo & Erie County Public Library's generous 2019 Yearend Appeal donors.     ​​​​​   

 

July

  • The Early Women of Lily Dale: Spiritualists, Suffragists, & Psychic Healers - Friday, July 2 at 10:00am.  We're streaming LIVE University Express classes here at the library!  This talk will focus on key female figures in the early history of Lily Dale, their contributions to the early modern spiritualist community, and the characters they inspired in the "Orphans and Inmates" series.  Presented by Rosanne Higgins, PhD, author; adjunct professor of Anthropology, University at Buffalo, SUNY.  This Erie County Department of Senior Services University Express program is provided for patrons age 55 and over.  All participants must wear masks and maintain social distancing.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Call 652-2719 to register.
  • Elma Library Book Club - Wednesday, July 21 at 6:30pm.  This month's book club selection is The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan.  Copies of the book are available for you to check out - just ask at the front desk!  All are welcome to this fun and lively gathering!  Sign up by calling 652-2719 or by stopping in at the library.

A new Virtual Learning/Homeschooling subject guide has been added to the Library website.  This is a great educational resource for any families and children learning from home this fall!  It features learning resources for all grade levels, as well as virtual tours of museums, zoos, aquariums and historical sites!  Click here to check it out!

Elma Public Library Board Info

The next meeting of the Elma Public Library Board of Trustees will be on Tuesday, August 10th at 6:30pm at the Elma Public Library.  The meeting is open to the public.  For more information, please call 652-2719.


Annual Report


Board of Trustees

Susan Sudlik, President
Thomas E. Pirrung, Vice President
Ellen B. McGreevy, Treasurer
Nathan Clinard, Secretary                                                                                                                                                    Eileen R. Holden                                                                                                                                                                            Kelly J. Helbling 

The Elma Board of Trustees meets at 6:30pm the second Tuesday of every month, except for July and December of 2021. 


Board Meetings, Agendas, Minutes

2021 Minutes

2020 Minutes

2019 Minutes

2018 Minutes

2017 Minutes


Bylaws

  • Click here for the By-laws of the Elma Public Library

Budget

 


Strategic Plan

  • Click here for the Elma Public Library's Three Year Plan 2019-2021